The Definition of an Artist (My Poetry)

The Definition of an Artist

When thinking of the word “artist”
singing, and painting come to mind.
But an artist is someone who creates,
and art is undefined.

“I’m not creative” some might say
as they submit a spreadsheet sublime.
“I beg to differ” as they make
their work to last a long, long time.

Fine art is held by photographers,
dancers, sculptors and the like.
But don’t count yourself out of artistry,
just because you can’t chisel with a spike.

—Jade Lovgren
written 11/27/2013

December 7, 2020